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Barkerville Historic Town

14301 Barkerville Hwy 26, Barkerville, British Columbia V0K 1B0, Canada
+1 888-994-3332
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A great glimpse into BC history

The historic town is open from 8 to 6-ish. Locals are dressed in period costume and are always... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
Vancouver, Canada
Great day out

You take a step back in time when you visit Barkerville. Great day out for the whole family. All... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2016
Abbotsford, Canada
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With over 100 preserved historic buildings, this village is a representative of the Victorian gold rush era.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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14301 Barkerville Hwy 26, Barkerville, British Columbia V0K 1B0, Canada
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

The historic town is open from 8 to 6-ish. Locals are dressed in period costume and are always "on" acting to the vintage period. They have a few 45 minute "shows" that go on during the day: - the court case can be viewed up...More

Thank ed3339
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

You take a step back in time when you visit Barkerville. Great day out for the whole family. All the staff are in traditional dress which makes you feel as though you have stepped back in time. This is well worth the drive.

Thank AbbyJayne
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We had a good time here, and found it good value-for-money, as the site is much larger than other sites charging the same entry fee. But many buildings are not open at all, and many are open just to peek inside. I think there could...More

1  Thank FVgirl
Reviewed 12 July 2016

My husband and I recently stayed at the St. George Hotel and had the most amazing experience! Beautifully restored historic hotel. The owner is delightful, her and her staff were helpful, respectful and had a great sense of humour. Both evenings we were there, we...More

Thank Buffy B
Reviewed 9 July 2016

It's been many years since I visited Barkerville and glad to say, I was so glad to return. You need an entire day for this park. Start with a town tour to get the lay of the land, do as many of the free activities...More

Thank Anneamarie60
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Barkerville is a hidden gem! From the attention to detail, (stores that wrap your purchases in brown paper and tie them up with string, no plastic bags here!)and excellent park interpreters that bring history to life. The staff is really top notch. The waterwheel show...More

1  Thank guilder68
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Fun time in a great setting. The sense of history is palpable the exhibits, tours and shows at the theatre are first class. Bring your bug spray and prepare for dramatic weather changes but don't be deterred. This is a must see place.

1  Thank James K
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Bring a pen with you so you can plan out your visit on the daily schedule they hand out. You may wish to wear long sleeves or bring bug repellent for the numerous mosquitoes. And definitely pay extra to go see the musical review at...More

2  Thank 573salmiakki
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is a wonderful experience in a beautiful spot. The "shows" are what makes it though. The actors are amazing and really educated about the time period. Between humour and facts they get their message across. They are pretty good about keeping all age groups...More

Thank BillysPuddleGirl
Reviewed 28 June 2016

My wife and I spent an afternoon and night in Barkerville on a recent trip (we stayed in the St George, which I have reviewed separately, & recommend). When we 1st arrived we weren’t greatly impressed, but the town grew on us, especially after we...More

1  Thank Scott R
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Deana O
16 January 2017|
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Response from jrjdouglas |
Hello Deanna: Barkerville's main season programming runs straight through to the end of September, so although you are correct that our visiting audience is a little smaller with schools back in, and the demographic of our... More
26 August 2016|
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Response from Anneamarie60 | Reviewed this property |
Email barkerville tourism directly. They will tell you.
18 May 2016|
Response from bonitomariposa |
We used the kennels , cost was 10 for a medium for the day. They are off to the side of the administration building outside covered. They do not look after your dog. You will need to come back a few times to check on your... More